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America's new tobacco crisis
14th June 2017
After decades of lawsuits, public campaigns and painful struggles, Americans have finally done what once seemed impossible: Most of the country has quit smoking, saving millions of lives and leading to massive reductions in cancer.
That is, unless those Americans are poor, uneducated or live in a rural area.
Optimistic About Vapor
14th June 2017
Perhaps the most encouraging sign the industry will continue on a positive trajectory is the confirmation of Scott Gottlieb as the new FDA commissioner with a 57–42 vote in the U.S. Senate last month. Gottlieb previously had a relationship with Kure, an e-cigarette manufacturer.
“There’s some reason for optimism about the possibility of smart reform on these products because he’s a nominee who seems to understand these products,” said Conley.
Health zealots want to put alcohol in plain packs
13th June 2017
Two months ago the UK government made plain packaging of tobacco products mandatory. Now Dr. Judith Mackay, an advisor to the World Health Organisation, has suggested that graphic health warnings should also be compulsory on alcohol. This, she says, will ’de-normalise’ drinking.
Bills would overhaul Michigan smoking laws
13th June 2017
Newly-introduced legislation would make sweeping reforms to smoking laws in Michigan.
A bill introduced by Rep. Tommy Brann, R-Wyoming, would hike the legal smoking age from 18 to 21. It would also prohibit the sale of e-cigarettes, chew, cigars, pipes and hookahs to those under 21.
Smoking on the rise in France despite
13th June 2017
Attempts by the French government to discourage the population from smoking appear to have burnt out as new figures reveal a rise in the number of smokers.
It's perhaps a cliché that the French love their cigarettes, but as they say, there's no smoke without fire.In fact new figures reveal that even despite the French government's controversial efforts to turn the population off cigarettes, the number of people smoking has gone up. Look for Previous Top Stories »»
Anti-prohibition news from over the world
Collected live from our allies' blogs.
Note: All opinions expressed below are those of the authors only, not necessarily those of Forces International.
Alcohol consumption in Scotland
Published on 2017-06-24 10:41:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
The Bartender’s Story
Published on 2017-06-24 10:35:44. Website: Frank Davis
Published on 2017-06-23 11:14:46. Website: Frank Davis
Food and soft drink taxes in the EU
Published on 2017-06-22 14:59:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
7 PM Happy Hour in the Smoky Drinky Bar
Published on 2017-06-22 11:05:28. Website: Frank Davis
Published on 2017-06-21 10:39:27. Website: Frank Davis
Smoky Drinky World
Published on 2017-06-20 10:39:48. Website: Frank Davis
Reflections On Warsaw: Pissing On Chips Edition
Published on 2017-06-19 20:30:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
When the chips are down
Published on 2017-06-19 09:00:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
American Lung Association in Wisconsin is Lying About Health Effects of Smoking
Published on 2017-06-17 19:36:00. Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary
Where's Martin McKee?
Published on 2017-06-16 14:34:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
Taxi for the gateway theory
Published on 2017-06-15 21:25:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
New CDC Data Should Put to Rest the Contention that E-Cigarettes are a Gateway to Youth Smoking
Published on 2017-06-15 18:21:00. Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary
Violence in psychiatric hospitals - junk science edition
Published on 2017-06-15 12:08:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
The tobacco template
Published on 2017-06-13 20:31:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
The March Of Bigotry
Published on 2017-06-12 18:44:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
Ban children from cars
Published on 2017-06-12 13:02:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
Skandalöses Urteil des LG Dortmund
Published on 2017-06-09 13:01:12. Website: Netzwerk Rauchen e.V.
Plain packaging fake news
Published on 2017-06-08 09:03:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
'Public health' versus science
Published on 2017-06-07 13:47:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
Everything Changes But ASH
Published on 2017-06-05 20:03:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
Lifestyle regulation and the general election
Published on 2017-06-05 13:10:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
Rubber Bands For New Zealand Please
Published on 2017-06-02 16:24:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
The Mark Of Stupidity
Published on 2017-06-01 18:07:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
Australian smoking rate has flatlined since 2013
Published on 2017-06-01 10:23:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
Congratulating The Fox For Killing The Livestock
Published on 2017-05-31 18:23:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
Wer bedroht hier die Entwicklung?
Published on 2017-05-31 13:37:38. Website: Netzwerk Rauchen e.V.
Prohibitionists for human rights
Published on 2017-05-31 09:36:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
An Object Lesson In Snobbery
Published on 2017-05-30 18:01:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
Meanwhile In The Real World
Published on 2017-05-29 20:26:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
CDC Bemoans the Fact that the Public Has an Accurate Understanding of Secondhand Vaping Risks
Published on 2017-05-26 12:21:00. Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary
Why is the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Congratulating a Political Leader Accused of the Murder of Thousands of Innocent Civilians?
Published on 2017-05-25 12:27:00. Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary